Denmark can process and issue visas again

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Denmark can process and issue visas again
"A solution has been found" for the IT problems, but a backlog remains. Photo: Colourbox

After having its system completely shut down by IT problems, Denmark is now able to process and issues visas again.


The Foreign Ministry said that the problems plaguing the visa system have largely been resolved. 
“A solution has now been found to the technical problems in the immigration authorities’ digital visa system (VIS),” a ministry statement read. “This means that Danish diplomatic missions can once again process all types of visa cases.”
The visa application process was shut down on April 28th due to a malfunction in the VIS and the ministry said that the problems have resulted in “a large backlog of unprocessed applications”. 
The ministry statement said that the system is “not yet […] 100 percent functional” and that visa cases will probably take around 20 days to process. 
“We are working as fast as possible to process applications quickly. The immigration authorities apologise for any inconvenience the technical problems have caused,” the statement said. 



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